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Tibetization of the world has begun

By Sushil Seth

“So what you see in Australia and around the world — co-optation of ruling elites, getting high consultation fees, business leaders supporting the Chinese line of argument — we have seen all that in Tibet,” he said. “It started with the road. So that was the consequence of ‘One Belt, One Road’ in Tibet. And now it will be the world.”

“Sixty-eight countries reportedly have signed up with the Chinese project and Beijing is lining up more countries. The estimated cost is anywhere from US$1 trillion to US$4 trillion,” he said.

Take Pakistan’s case. The Dawn newspaper exposed a detailed 231-page Chinese plan for its 15-year infrastructure roll-out in Pakistan.

Dawn’s Khurram Husain described it (as quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald) as “a deep and broad-based penetration of most sectors of Pakistan’s economy as well as its society by Chinese enterprises and culture.”

Sushil Seth is a commentator based in Australia.

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